Definition of misplaced modifier in English:
A phrase or clause placed awkwardly in a sentence so that it appears to modify or refer to an unintended word.
- The FCPT tests students' skills in coordination and subordination, logic, and misplaced modifiers; none of these concepts are covered in the developmental English course.
- He brings up some examples of dangling / misplaced modifiers in text: you know them, they show up in those lists of bloopers, like Lying on the beach, mosquitoes attacked me.
- Closer editing would have helped the book and eliminated misspellings, misplaced modifiers, and cliches.
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